Dance Workshops
Curated by Ailey Extension
Presented by Morgan Stanley

Fridays at 5pm, May 6 – June 17, 2022
Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

Alvin Ailey brings its “real classes for real people” to Times Square for a series of free outdoor workshops by Ailey Extension instructors. Each Friday, fun for all unfolds with participatory, high-spirited dance sessions, ranging from the iconic choreography of Ailey’s Revelations, to West African dance, mambo, and more at the Crossroads of the World. Marking Ailey’s first-ever classes on Broadway, the public is invited to move and groove through this series right into NYC Dance Week with the two closing dance events on June 10 and 17.

Check out the workshop schedule below and register for classes below! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on future TSQ LIVE announcements and other news from Times Square.


May 6
Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham [postponed due to weather; rescheduled to May 13 at 6pm]

May 13
West African Dance with Maguette Camara

*6pm: Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham

May 20
Zumba with Jose Ozuna

May 27
New York-Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez

June 3
Masala Bhangra with Sarina Jain

June 10
Hip Hop with Jonathan Lee

June 17
Broadway Jazz with Judine Somerville


About Ailey Extension
Ailey Extension exemplifies Alvin Ailey’s legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people by making dance accessible all people in a welcoming, non-competitive environment. We offer programs that enrich the lives of the community around us nationally and internationally through dance classes, workshops, student performances, panel discussions, and private groups with prominent instructors and musicians from around the world.

Ailey Extension offers public technique, dance fitness, and world dance classes and workshops to dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to professionals. Learn more at